image aliston,er_biologia_centrali-americana_mammalia_tab20
Image number: RS.17544
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Nine-banded armadillo

Date

1879

Creator

Joseph Smit (1836-1929, Dutch), Illustrator

Creator - Organisation

M & N Hanhart, Lithographer

Object type

Library reference

41158

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 241mm
width (page): 310mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Zoological study of a nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctu [listed here as Tatusia novem cincta], found in North, Central and Southern America. The armadillo is presented in profile on a rocky, reedy surface, with its long tale curled behind it.

Table 20 from Biologia centrali-Americana; or, Contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and central America, the Mammalia volume, authored by Edward Aliston and co-edited by Frederick Du Cane Godman and Osbert Salvin.

Inscribed above: ‘Biol Centr Am Mammalia Tab 20’, and below: ‘J. Smit lith TATUSIA NOVEM CINCTA Hanhart imp’.

Frederick Du Cane Godman (1834-1919) British entomologist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1882.

Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) British naturalist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1873.

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